City cottage nestled amid lush gardens
Open-plan living space opens to Mediterranean terrace.
SURROUNDED by lush gardens of roses, ferns and vines, this home offers a peaceful and private haven in a “happy community”.
Owner Jan Wood and her husband built the house 30 years ago.
“We wanted space and light despite being on a narrow, small block,” she said.
“It has the street frontage of a cottage and a surprisingly spacious interior.”
The home has ample living space and many rooms have garden vistas and open to the outdoors.
There is a bright and open formal lounge and dining area that opens to a central atrium courtyard.
The open-plan kitchen/meals area/family room opens to a veranda at the back of the home and “Mediterranean terrace” for alfresco entertaining.
Mrs Wood said the home had catered to every aspect of their lives, including many parties with family and friends.
“We held a 90th birthday for a favourite aunt, housing 50 people in comfort, despite it being winter, which necessitated an indoor party.”
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The master, with walk-in robe and ensuite, is at the front of the home and overlooks the gardens.
Mr and Mrs Wood said they have enjoyed living in Subiaco.
“We came from the country and we were attracted by the village feel of Subiaco and its closeness to the city and public transport,” Mrs Wood said.
“It's a happy community of people of all ages, from babies and children through to retirees like us.”
The home is on a 339sqm block and schools, the library, swimming pool and Rokeby Road are all in walking distance. ■